Friday, February 12, 2010

make your own headbands

headbands are all the rage these days
and instead of spending $10-$12 on one,
why not make your own for just a few dollars.

Here are a few examples of cute and inexpensive options:

1. a cute flower (from the dollar store) embellished with
coordinating tulle and pearls, attached to an alligator clip
for easy removal, and can also be used just as a clip!
note: I take apart the flowers from the dollar store,
and just use 2-3 of the layers of petals

2. linen flower used from scraps of fabric, torn in a long strip
and twirled into a flower shape, also on an alligator clip so you
can interchange different embellishments on the same headband,
also cute with 2 or three of them
note: once you twirl and roll the fabric into a flower shape,
take a few straight pins and stab them in to hold
the flower in place. Then, cut a circle the size of your flower
and attach it on the back using tacky glue.
Remove pins and let dry!
3. simple bow that coordinates with the headband color
(which is gray)
and three varying sizes of loops made from ribbon
(approx a 4 inch loop, a 3 inch loop, and a 3/4 in loop for the center)
It's that easy!
each headband took less than 30 minutes
and cost less than $4

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Vintage Kitchen

I picked up this sweet little kitchen
today at a local thrift store.
This picture was taken from the 1964
Sears Christmas Catalog.

It's in the Coppertone color and includes
the sink, range and fridge
a $27.99 value back in the day,
but I paid $15 for it today.
It needs a lot of cleaning up, but
I am so excited to see how it turns out!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Birthday Bash

Here it is.
The big first birthday bash was a hit!
DIY flower poms
homemade dipped pretzels
homemade cupcakes
homemade cake balls
DIY drink labels
kids table complete with butcher paper
coloring surface
and a DIY hat, skirt, and homemade smash cake
this is what pure joy looks like
pure happiness
it was lots of work, but the pictures will last forever,
and she's worth it!

linking up to DIY day